GT adding a good walk on

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Eric, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Eric

    Eric Retired Co-Founder Staff Member

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  2. Minawreck

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    I think the walk-on route is one that could pay dividends for us. With all the talent there is in GA, the Hope Scholarship, and our propensity to give walk-ons opportunities and scholarships eventually...it makes sense for us to encourage walk-ons throughout the state.

    Why play at Kennesaw, Georgia State, or Georgia Southern for free when you can come to GT on basically a half scholarship and be given a chance on the team?
     
  3. Techster

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    Good looking athlete. Did he turn down lower level schools to walk on with us? That kid is an obvious college level player...Coach Bo at KSU could use a kid like that to build the program.

    That play at the 1:28 mark is pretty nifty.

    Who's their QB? Looked smooth running a similar offense to ours.
     
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  5. GTJackets

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    Doesn't happen often that I see someone from the old hometown choose GT. Snatched from the gates of hell. Good luck kid. Looks like he could be a good pickup for us. The next Godhigh?

    Wonder if we still have The Dupree Foundation in affect in Madison? Not that Madison puts out a lot of high-level athletes (BJ Elder is the only one I can remember), but that could help for walkons.
     
  6. GT_B

    GT_B Ramblin' Wreck

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    He's not the smoothest runner but when he gets the edge...Look out! He has incredibly deceptive speed. His straight line speed is awesome for his size.
     
  7. Squints

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    I agree with you. And yet there are some on here that think giving scholarships to walk-ons are a total waste. I don't get it.
     
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    PJ Daniels
    Sean Bedford
    Robby Godhigh
    Tim Byerly

    Anyone want to argue we wasted schollys on those guys?
     
  9. GT_Johnnybodkin

    GT_Johnnybodkin Ramblin' Wreck

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    I couldn't agree more. Walk-on's have been a key part of our program over the last 5 years. Plus I love the notion of rewarding hard-working student athletes that chose to come to Tech for presumably the right reasons.
     
  10. GoldinWhite

    GoldinWhite Georgia Tech Fan

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    What about this boy from Marist? Is he a go?
     
  11. jayparr

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    Give him a scholly!!!!
     
  12. Rodney Kent

    Rodney Kent Ramblin' Wreck

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    He looks pretty good! I would certainly give him the opportunity to walk on. This means he wants to be here, and his film looked good.
     
  13. collegeballfan

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    Good hands, can run the ball (excellent balance) in our offense and can play in the secondary. What's not to like?

    Was he an invited walk-on?
     
  14. alaguy

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    looks thicker than 190
     
  15. forrest

    forrest Georgia Tech Fan

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    He runs just like Laskey with a bit more shake & speed. That dude has A back written all over him in my opinion.
     

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